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'''Gregory Bateson''' (9 May 1904 – 4 July 1980) was an English anthropology|anthropologist, social sciences|social scientist, linguistics|linguist, visual anthropology|visual anthropologist, semiotics|semiotician, and cybernetics|cyberneticist whose work intersected that of many other fields. In the 1940s he helped extend systems theory and cybernetics to the social and behavioral sciences. He spent the last decade of his life developing a "meta-science" of epistemology to bring together the various early forms of systems theory developing in different fields of science. His writings include ''Steps to an Ecology of Mind'' (1972) and ''Mind and Nature'' (1979). ''Angels Fear'' (published posthumously in 1987) was co-authored by his daughter Mary Catherine Bateson. Bateson was born in Grantchester in Cambridgeshire, England, on 9 May 1904. He was the third and youngest son of...
Fieldsanthropology, social sciences, linguistics, cybernetics, systems theory
Birth date{{Birth date|df=yes|1904|05|09}}
Birth placeGrantchester, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|UK
Death date{{Death date and age|df=yes|1980|07|04|1904|05|09}}
Death placeSan Francisco, US
InfluencesConrad Hal Waddington
InfluencedJohn C. Lilly, Heinz von Foerster, Francis Jeffrey, Jerry Brown, Richard Bandler, Gilles Deleuze, John Grinder, Félix Guattari, Jay Haley, Donald deAvila Jackson|Don D. Jackson, Bradford Keeney, Stephen Nachmanovitch, William Irwin Thompson, R. D. Laing, Paul Watzlawick, Carl Whitaker, Niklas Luhmann, Sharon Traweek; biosemiotics, application of type theory in social sciences, communication theory, ethnicity theory,Thomas Hylland Eriksen, "Bateson and the North Sea Ethnicity paradigm", [] evolutionary biology, family therapy, brief therapy, neuro-linguistic programming, systemic coaching, anti-psychiatry, visual anthropology
Known fordouble bind, ecology of mind, deuterolearning, schismogenesis}}
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